First Published In: Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, October , pp. Collections: Azazel; Science Fiction by Asimov. Anthologies: Asimov’s. Azazel Stories. One Night of Song (Apr ) To the Victor (Jul ) The Dim Rumble (Oct ) The Smile that Loses (Nov ) Saving Humanity (Sep ). Read Azazel online free from your iPhone, iPad, android, Pc, Mobile. Azazel is a Fantasy novel by Isaac Asimov.

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The spoken and implied dialogue is charming and witty, especially the insults directed towards Asimov himself. He’s going on an oil freighter. Preview — Azazel by Isaac Asimov. Asimov won numerous awards and honors for his books and stories, and he is considered to be a leading writer szazel the Golden Age of science fiction.

Science fiction short-story collections by Isaac Asimov. Science Fiction isazc Asimov [5]. Lists with This Book. Want to Read saving….

He is simply going to master the game of basketball. Some of these stories were collected in Azazelfirst published in He won three additional Hugos, including one awarded posthumously for the best non-fiction book ofI. Sep 26, Ana Aldana rated it did not like it Recommended to Ana by: A very fun and entertaining read.

I try hard not to believe what my friend George tells me. Pensando bem, passamos todos muito bem sem Azazel. He studied chemistry at Columbia University, earning a B.

Asimov fans, or anybody with a sense of humor and an ability to suspend disbelief He often provides nationalities, birth dates, and death dates for the scientists he mentions, as well as etymologies and pronunciation guides for technical terms.

He also wrote mysteries and fantasy, as well as a great amount of nonfiction. It gets dull after a while, to keep warping at a theme with obvious limits. As some people already commented it was a tedious compilation of “be careful of what you wish for?


Thanks for telling us about the problem. The stories’ theme about a demon or alien that grants wishes echoes an earlier work azazl Lester del Reytitled “No Strings Attached” [1] from Other times, the wish succeeds brilliantly but it is George’s covert desires that are stymied. He says that’s the way to see the ocean. On Azazel stories, however, I remember exactly nothing of the kind.

Take the case of the woman who longed for her husband to take her to Paris.

Isaac Asimov’s Short Fiction: Azazel Stories

While he did not invent science fiction, he helped to legitimize it by adding the narrative structure that had been missing from the traditional science fiction books of the period.

Too bad these favors always result in extraordinar George isn’t an ordinary fellow, for in times past his ancestors posessed the arcane knowledge required to zzazel creatures — demons?

A sopranist becomes a WHAT? He also introduced several innovative concepts, including the thematic concern for technological progress and its impact on humanity. As it seems to happen anytime someone is granted a wish by a supernatural being, Azazel’s “fixes” tend to backfire, or at least go a little qsimov. Asimov should be embarrassed that he put out this mundane, trivial book of stories. Return to Book Page.

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I’d suggest that readers take a long time between stories to better savor them, and I’d tell Asimov he should have included 10 stories instead of Asimov was not only a writer; he also was a biochemist and an educator. George isn’t an ordinary fellow, for in times past his ancestors posessed the arcane knowledge required to summon creatures — demons?

This assessment is certainly true, and accounts for what I both loved and hated most about Azazel. White rated it liked it. Jun 21, Raven rated it did not like it. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. One woman who wishes to become more beautiful destroys her engagement after the transformation renders her vain and less interested in her homely finance; one man’s favorite singer gives a performance so incredible that all other music is ruined for him forever.


Dito isto, agora serei incapaz de o imaginar com outro rosto. Might as well be; and might as well be a reason why I remember nothing.

In the introduction, Mr. Most of Asimov’s popularized science books explain scientific concepts in a historical way, going as far back as possible to a time when the science in question was at its simplest stage. Mar 02, Arthur Tassinari rated it it was ok.

Isaac Asimov’s Short Fiction: Azazel Stories

InAsimov wrote an additional Foundation novel, Foundation’s Edge, which won the Hugo for best novel of that year. Because of this I would advice you not to read more than stories in one sitting, and when you do pick the stories up, try to have some time go between them.

Professor Asimov is generally considered one of the most prolific writers of all time, having written or edited more than books and an estimated 90, letters and postcards.

George’s greatest aslmov in life is a free lunch or dinner, or ride, etc. He penned numerous short stories, among them “Nightfall”, which in was voted by the Science Fiction Writers of America the best short science fiction story of all time, a title many still honor. Heinlein and previously produced by Cordwainer Smith and Poul Anderson. So, give this a try. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.